UEFA have fined Arsenal and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner after he whipped out his Paddy Power boxers when he celebrated after scoring against Portugal in his country’s Group B match at Euro 2012.
The Dane has been fined £80,000 for improper conduct and will also be banned for one competitive international match.
I’m not defending him at all, but it’s a unbelievable to see him receive such a large fine, compared to the £16,000 fine that Porto received after their fans racially abused Mario Balotelli in February.
Other fines for racism include Spain in 2004 (£45,000), Serbia in 2007 (£16,500) and Croatia in 2008 (£10,000).
I think it’s fair to say; UEFA need to re-order their priorities.